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His eyes have failed but this teacher has vision

Purnia, Jan. 23 -- He is visually impaired, has formally studied up to Class 3 only. Yet, he is knowledgeable enough to give tuitions to students of Class 12. No matter how you look at him, Niranjan Kumar Jha, 37, stands in a class of his own. A resident of Sardar Tola, Gulabbagh under Sadar police station, about 6 km from district headquarters town of Purnia, Jha was in Class 3 when he lost both his eyes owing to some disease and could not pursu... Read More


Indian IT firms concerned over Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' pledge

New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- US President Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' campaign has sent flutter down in $150-billion Indian IT sector, which is closely observing how the new administration evolves policies around outsourcing and movement of skilled workers.

India hopes to have a meaningful engagement with the US, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

Given that US market accounts for 60 per cent of India's IT export... Read More


Perfect security ring

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- The paramilitary force personnel manning the Haryana civil secretariat in Chandigarh impressed all and sundry the other day. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's associate from Patanjali Trust Acharya Balkrishan had come along with some experts to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Haryana government for herbal forest in Morni hills in district Panchkula. After the event, Acharya and some others were ready to go and reached the... Read More


'Good to be back at Eden and win a game', says Ben Stokes

New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- England's Man of the Match Ben Stokes said on Sunday that it is nice to comeback to the same venue where they lost the World T20 final last year and get a win in similar circumstances.

England last April lost by four wickets with two balls remaining to the West Indies at the Eden Gardens, the same venue where they beat India on Sunday by five runs to script their first win of the series.

"It was nine months ago, so don't r... Read More


Resolving conflicts

Manipur, Jan. 23 -- The blockade along two national highways which serve as the lifelines of Manipur is now nearing the completion of three months. Yet there is no sign the problem is nearing a resolution. Of late there have been speculations of a tripartite summit between the United Naga Council, UNC, the Government of Manipur and the Government of India, to come to an agreement on the matter, but even if such a summit becomes reality, we are sk... Read More


Prediabetes: What is it?

Goa, Jan. 23 -- The 'normal range' of blood glucose in humans is less than 100 mg/dl when fasting and less than 140 mg/dl after a meal. In a "diabetic" the fasting glucose is more than 126, and post-meal, more than 200. In "Pre-diabetes", which is an intermediary but important stage, literally a forerunner of the overt 'diabetic stage,' the fasting blood glucose ranges "between 100-125 and post-meal between 140-199."

To illustrate the importance... Read More


LRA Applauds Government For Contribution To National Budget

Monrovia, Jan. 23 -- Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax Darlingston Talery has applauded revenue-collecting government's Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) for their contributions to the national budget for the first half of the 2016/2017 fiscal period.

"We are pleased, but we are not complacent," Commissioner Talery said, adding, "we can do more and we must work hard to meet our revenue targets."

Mr. Talery ... Read More


Gov't Objects to Libya vs Liberia Friendly in Tripoli on Jan. 24

Monrovia, Jan. 23 -- The government has mandated the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to cancel a planned international friendly with Libya in Tripoli on January 24.

Report by Danesius Marteh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

According to Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Sports Minister Saah Charles N'Tow wrote LFA President Musa Bility on January 19 to register government's o... Read More


Liberian Election 2017: Preliminary Observations and Advice

Liberia, Jan. 23 -- Often when I listen to Liberian radios or when I read in the papers on this year's Liberian Presidential election, I observe that some supporters of candidates focus on discussing negatively the opposing candidate or candidates and not talking about their supporting candidates.

A Liberian talk show host, for instance, consistently criticizes a particular candidate but gives no platform information of his own candidate. By onl... Read More


Where We Stand: Social Democracy For A Better Liberia

Liberia, Jan. 23 -- In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia's current economic model that is being used to quote on quote "lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty". We argued that, the current economic system, in its crude and hybrid forms is anti-people.

It has no determination to minimize mass poverty. Instead, it is only meant to amass wealth for the false bourgeoisies (President, Vice President, Speaker... Read More